Your latest Footcare Tips

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We look forward to reopening following our Lockdown

Dear Patients

We have missed seeing you and taking care of all your foot health needs.

We are getting ready to reopen!

Please be assured that we have extra procedures in place to keep you safe.

We have been working hard during Lockdown behind the scenes to ensure that we follow all guidelines as advised by the government and our professional body The College of Podiatry.

To ensure that we are all protected we have implemented procedures and protocols to ensure we keep you our team and all of us safe. Alongside that we have sourced and stocked up on approved PPE, ready for our reopening.


If you are on a waiting list, we will call you to discuss your needs, we will be following a triage and filter system to assess foot care needs,certain patients will be in need of urgent care and therefore prioritised for treatment.

We have alternatives in place for those who need treatment and advice but are not given a priority appointment in the first weeks of reopening.

If you are given an appointment, then we will ask that we take payment over the telephone.

We will ask you some covid-19 related questions to ensure that it is safe for you to come to us We will call you on the morning of your appointment or the day before to ensure that you are well.

We ask you to call us when you are parked up ready to come in and we will let you know exactly when to come into the surgery. Please wear a protective face covering or a mask which covers your nose and your mouth. If you do not have one, then we will provide you with a new one which you can keep. We are ensuring that we limit contact time for you in the surgery as much as possible and aim for you to come straight into the treatment room. We will have a cleaning station where you will be asked to sanitize your hands. We will rebook your next appointment over the phone wherever possible and we will call you to remind you of this appointment.

We realise that this is a very different experience compared o your usual visit to us. We want to deliver the same high quality care within an environment that provides you assurance that you are protected and safe while in our care.

Please feel free to ask us for further detail if you need, we are here to help you.

We thank you for returning to us and look forward to seeing you.

5 seated chair exercises for seniors

1 Overhead Bend and Reach

Overhead Bend and Reach

  1. Raise both arms above your head.
  2. Lower your right arm and lean to the right. Feel the stretch in your left side.
  3. Hold for at least 15 seconds.
  4. Return to your original position with your arms over your head.
  5. Drop your left arm and lean to the left.
  6. Repeat 2 to 4 times toward each side.

2 Shoulder Blade squeeze

Shoulder Blade squeeze

  1. Lift your arms near the level of your shoulders with your elbow pointed straight out.
  2. Bring your elbows back while you squeeze your shoulder blades together. Don’t lift or shrug your shoulders as you are squeezing.
  3. Hold for 6 seconds.
  4. Repeat 8 to 12 times.

3 Knee extension

Knee extension

  1. Straighten and lift one leg and hold while you count to 5. Be sure you don’t lock your knee.
  2. Slowly lower your leg down.
  3. Repeat 8 to 12 times.
  4. Repeat on the other leg.

4 Neck Rotation

Neck Rotation

  1. Turn your head to the left and hold for at least 15 seconds.
  2. Repeat on the right side.
  3. Repeat 2 to 4 times to each side.

5 Marching in Place

Marching in Place

  1. Sit with your feet slightly apart, and march in place lifting your knees high toward the ceiling. Remember to breath normally.
  2. Keep marching in a smooth rhythm for 1 minute. Work up to marching 5 minutes or longer.


Dear Patients,

Regrettably we are cancelling all appointments until 1st May at the earliest.

The safety of our patients, staff, and all their families MUST come first.

We will still be taking calls to guide patients over the phone. If foot problems arise then we will be very happy to support and advise in the best way, we can.

For those requiring urgent care we will advise them appropriately, regarding distancing, lockdown etc.

Please follow us on Facebook for the latest news and updates.

Please all follow the government advice. STAY INDOORS discontinue all non-essential contact with others, wash hands frequently and follow the government quarantine guidelines if you have symptoms.

We look forward to taking care of all your foot health needs as soon as possible.

The Essex Chiropody, Podiatry & Footwear Centres

Sushila Patel Basildon Practice contact telephone no: 01268 553653
Rashmita Bedi Billericay Practice contact telephone no: 01277 659200
Anita Patel Romford Practice contact telephone no: 01708 728498

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For National Receptionists Day Basildon,Billericay and Romford Practices would like to say a big thank you to all of our receptionists for their hard work and front line patient care that they provide within our clinics.

We are proud to work with such dedicated team members who are all passionate about foot health and provide a super friendly and professional service to our Patients.

Their roles are busy and varied and all are well versed in our latest addition of shock wave therapy as well as our unique digital foot scanning technology and footwear fitting service.

Feeling blessed,

Sushila owner - Basildon Podiatry,

Sushila & Rashmita owners - Billericay Podiatry

Anita owner of Romford Podiatry


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The result

A natural looking, protective gel nail which is flexible and can be trimmed and filed. The gel is non-porous so nail varnish and remover can be used without affecting the gel. You can swim and bath as normal. If you have a fungal nail; anti-fungal treatments can be applied around the artificial nail and under it's free edge.

Who is it suitable for?

Men, women and teenagers can benefit. Its adhesive properties mean that good results can be achieved even on calloused layers of skin or where there is a fifth or more of your own natural nail to reconstruct a new nail. Although the gel will not adhere to skin alone, gels can still be constructed to last for a day for special occasions e.g. for a wedding day. The area must be oil free and dry, free from any bacterial infection and there should be no bleeding or weeping.

Is it safe?

As a professional podiatry practice, we always take a full medical history and assess for suitability. Our HCPC registered podiatrists are trained in the application of the gels. The high quality materials used are hypoallergenic, odourless, anti-fungal and contain no aggressive primers or chemicals.

How long will the gel nail last?

4 - 6 weeks with some lasting up to 4 months. We do not recommend leaving the nail on for more than 8 weeks Very occasionally the gel nail only lasts for a short time, however, the nail usually comes off whole but the gel nail is perfectly shaped for your nailbed and you can reapply at home using a hypoallergenic nail glue. The gel nail is a no-soak off gel and will grow out together with your natural nail. The more natural nail there is on the nail bed, the longer the gel will last. A deep nail bed is better than a flat/shallow one. Your lifestyle and the way you walk will also contribute to the time the gel nail will last.

How is it removed?

The gel is no-soak off. It will grow out with your own nail as it grows, it can be trimmed away but you can revisit us to have it painlessly removed.

What people are saying:

My visit was for nail reconstruction on my big toe.
Really impressed with the result.
Can't wait to wear my sandals on holiday :)
Staff are really friendly too...would definitely recommend.

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We’ve had amazing results with significant reduction in pain and discomfort and an improvement in the quality of life of many of our patients.

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If you struggle to take the first few steps as you get out of bed then you probably have plantar fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

There are many reasons for heel pain such as trapped nerves or a fractured heel. However the majority of heel pain sufferers that we see in our podiatry clinics have plantar fasciitis.

What is plantar fasciitis?

Is your foot pain A RIGHT PAIN IN THE HEEL?

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heel pain main

  • Do your heels hurt when you get out of bed?
  • Do you dread taking those first few steps?
  • Do you have a dull ache in your heels and arches throughout the day making you feel miserable?
  • Have you tried lots of treatments but not quite got rid of all that heel pain?
  • Would you like to significantly improve the quality of your life and get back to doing all the things you love to do without being limited by your heel pain?

2018 06 25Podiatry is the field of medicine that specialises in assessing, diagnosing and treating conditions of the foot and lower limb. A podiatrist can also give you advice about foot care, gait analysis and on the best footwear for you and your family.

When do I need to see a podiatrist?

In many cases, following our self-care tips will help the problem improve. If it doesn’t, it’s best to seek professional help.

You should visit a podiatrist if:

Your feet hurt – they will assess your condition and advise you on the best treatment.

Your symptoms are getting worse – a problem isn’t improving naturally, or within three weeks of self-care.

You want to prevent foot problems – a regular foot check can help keep your feet healthy.

How do I get an appointment with a podiatrist?

There are different ways to see a podiatrist, and may depend on where you live:

Go through your GP

They may be able to refer you for an NHS podiatry appointment. Or in some areas, you may be able to self-refer.

Visit your local independent practice podiatrist

It’s important to find a professional who is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which is the UK-wide regulatory body.

Use the tool on our website to find a podiatrist near you:

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The Basildon Practice

38 Byfletts (Off Clayhill Road), Basildon, Essex



The Romford Practice

2 Surman Terrace, Princes Road off Victoria Rd, Romford, Essex

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